The prospect of watching 90 minutes of Skyforge gameplay in Russian presents a glass half-full or half-empty scenario for viewers. On the one hand, the viewer is treated to unedited, never before seen gameplay of the action-based MMO, but on the other hand, it’s in Russian. Should you choose not to look through the footage filled with glimpses of Skyforge’s UI, Divine Observatory, and classes in action; you can always wait until Gamescom next week, where Allods Team will be showing off new Skyforge details to the public.




The video was taken from a Russian stream featuring Skyforge’s lead designer Alexander Pankov, and has him tearing through enemies as both the Paladin and Cryomancer. As Pankov moved through the Lanber Forest area, we were surprised by the zones overall visual fidelity. Likewise, combat also appeared fluid, but the obvious lack of motion captured animations in the current Alpha build made for some overly-exaggerated movements.

Enemies ranged from your entry level bandit groups to giant mind-munching humanoids. At one point, we even saw what looked to be a mechanical Pegasus armed with wing mounted rockets. I guess that’s what happens when Sci-Fi and Fantasy collide.

A second video centered around the Cryomancer is also available, which shows off one of Skyforge’s more necrotic zones along with one of Skyforge’s more linear dungeons. For PvP fans, there’s even a bit of 3v3 arena action starting around the 52:00 minute mark.

Having watched the footage, what are some of your current opinions of Skyforge?

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  1. Scott Sigurbjartsson on August 17, 2014

    Everyone in this comment section is a loser. Also, I love to wear women’s clothing.

  2. zzz@zzz.cn on August 16, 2014

    no thanx, thet piece of c rap made by super c rap team

  3. Drakolav on August 13, 2014

    This is RUSSIAN REVIEWER’S COMPUTER, NOT DEVELOPER’S.

  4. FiftyStars on August 12, 2014

    3 voices:
    1)guy with loud voice – press, broadcaster
    2)guy with quiet voice – dev team member
    3) woman – press
    so devs PCs not glitchin

  5. Ulala on August 11, 2014

    IDK guys , really looks like Neverwinter-style.

    Maybe its just me idk.. .

  6. NobleNerd on August 10, 2014

    So to me this looks like another Secret World type game. It looks like it is off to a good start, but does not appeal to me personally.

  7. ddfsfsf on August 9, 2014

    Gonna play it when it gonna relese.Know russian so its no trouble for me=)

  8. zzz@zzz.cn on August 9, 2014

    What a s hit :-O~~

  9. Todoran on August 9, 2014

    wtf is this shit?

  10. googlyit on August 9, 2014

    Googly: YTP Skyfoogle

  11. Eviil on August 9, 2014

    I lol’d when people think the game run in crappy frame rates. Why not just ask instead of assuming something you don’t understand.

  12. Anon on August 8, 2014

    eh, I’m used to listening to russian for an hour, so why not?

    ~Dota player

  13. asdasf on August 8, 2014

    and this fps is on a developers computer, so imagine how it runs on the average pc

    • vixion on August 10, 2014

      Maybe it’s not a dev computer, how do you know?

  14. Jooq on August 8, 2014

    Skill tree looks like it was stolen from Path of Exile 🙂 White UI sucks, with all that emptiness around equipped items. Hit numbers are from Guild Wars 2 style (with reddish stripe). Mixed feelings. P2W expected.

    • Feeding the troll on August 8, 2014

      You do realize PoE’s skill tree was not an original idea correct? The UI i think is alright, but not that great and I agree on the items. I don’t see why you would automatically expect P2W . Also, don’t forget this is Alpha footage. Lots of stuff to be added 🙂

      • Jooq on August 8, 2014

        Yes. I understand, but it first came to mind was Path of Exile skill tree. That’s my opinion. I’m not the one who begins with “This game sucks” without playing it. That was my thoughts on what I saw in the video. I’ll be only glad to see quality MMOs right now, when everyone is creating MOBAs. With all that hate going on in the internet, people, like you, think that every comment with a lil bit negativity is a hater comment. Chill.

      • Boody on August 8, 2014

        Your name says it all:D

      • Deyirn on August 9, 2014

        then tell us where the original skill tree used in path of exile and skyforge is from, so we can have better arguments next time

        • Roy on August 9, 2014

          Final Fantasy 10 if I recall correctly

          • Eviil on August 9, 2014

            it goes kinda before that but you’re in the right direction. the concept was more for RTS games but carried over to RPG’s, so the original idea came from (not particular to the game) starcraft, empire etc. The first one to release with such a thing is the original idea (which im not gonna do research in because im lazy).

  15. BOOM! on August 8, 2014

    The hell… Why is FPS feel like it’s on 15… Not even 30… The minimum atleast

  16. ArcticUrsa on August 8, 2014

    Nothing says “We care about this game” like showing your game running at 10 or less fps.

    • Spunkify on August 8, 2014

      I am fairly certain that is the stream and not the game. The second video has a much higher frame rate.

      • vixion on August 10, 2014

        FPS in game show 14 fps

        • Unshoted on August 12, 2014

          At 6 minutes it goes over 30FPS. Those first minutes were in what looked like the main hub and main hubs usually come with framerate drops,during combat the FPS was about 35 ?
          Also, optimization is probably not done. And don’t say I am a fanboy, i think it will probably be P2W. But we will have to wait and see.

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